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Texas Rail Advocates Calls for Transparency and Openness in Infrastructure Debate

April 27th, 2019
April 27, 2019 - TRA Opinion - TRA unites a broad coalition concerned about potential abuse of power   As the Texas Legislature enters the crucial conclusion of the 2019 legislative session, Texas Rail Advocates is calling on supporters of smart infrastructure...

The Birdwell Rider against high-speed rail. It's just not right.

April 21st, 2019
April 21, 2019 - TRA Commentary - It's just not right. Language should not be inserted in the state budget that would stop a private company bringing high-speed trains to Texas. It's a misuse of power by one State Senator who has...

Want high-speed rail in Texas? Throw the Birdwell budget rider out

April 19th, 2019
April 19, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Now that the Texas House and Senate have picked their conferees to iron out differences in the state budget, a line of text that has nothing to do with how the state spends taxpayer...

Texas Rail Advocates: Stands In Opposition To Secretive Anti-Train Budget Rider

April 11th, 2019
April 9, 2019 - - TRA Decries Closed Door Legislative Maneuvers and Aims to Rally Public Support for Continued Rail in Texas   Enthusiasm for expanded rail travel has been building across Texas in recent years, forcing opponents to resort to...

Birdwell tricky budget rider could stop Texans from riding high speed trains

April 5th, 2019
Updated April 5, 2019 - TRA Austin - In a two year old replay of a effort to keep Texans from riding high speed trains, Texas Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) filed a rider to the Senate budget bill that would stop...

It's 2017 again: slew of "kill high speed rail" bills filed in Austin

February 6th, 2019
February 6, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates is now tracking numerous bills filed again this session by a few rural legislators that are intent on stopping a private-investor group from linking Dallas and Houston by high-speed rail. The list...

5 bills to kill the Texas Bullet Train to be heard April 5th by the Senate Transportation Committee

April 4th, 2017
April 4, 2016 - TRA Newswire - The Texas Senate Transportation Committee will hear five bills Wednesday morning that can either cripple or kill one of the largest transportation projects proposed for Texas. According to the private developer of the Texas Bullet...

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